Jack and the Rexen

Our last weekend of the summer, Jack and I went to the Roger Williams Zoo. In addition to the wonderful elephants (one was completely submerged, using her trunk like a snorkel) and the perennial favorite naked mole rats ("Just like Rufus," sez Jack), there was a display of Jurassic animatronics. The accompanying "what killed the dinos" copy was fairly predictable, as the curators tried to hew a middle line among the Deccan Traps advocates and the Alvarez contingent. Rubber or not, it really does give you a different sense of them to stand in a clearing with one of the buggers in front of you.